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Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar Awarded The Amity Global Leadership Award In Education

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Amity University, India’s largest private and non-for-profit education group felicitates Dr. Nish Sonwalkar with Amity Global Leadership Award in Education for his immense contribution in the area of education, entrepreneurship, and art. Dr. Sonwalkar is a respected scientist, author, a serial entrepreneur and an accomplished Indian classical musician. He has pioneered the applications of adaptive learning, brain-computer interface using EEG sensors and location-based education and training using IoT beacons.  He is a passionate proponent of cleantech for the reduction of carbon emission across the planet by inventing photonic solar conversion and the next generation of solar power systems using the block-chain framework.

Amity University’s Global Business Convention Series brings together the think tanks of the world to deliberate on issues of economic and social relevance. Amity has created this important platform to discuss leadership and also honor leaders from across all walks of life. This year’s theme being “Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future – Leaders of today & tomorrow,” recognizing the educational leadership of educators is a key goal of Amity University.

Dr. Sonwalkar said “We need to encourage innovation in education and entrepreneurship for the next generation “. In addition to the Amity Global Leadership Award in Education, Dr. Sonwalkar has received numerous national awards for his significant contributions to technology-enabled education, such as, 2007 Innovative Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning2007 USDLA Award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning2007 USDLA Platinum Award for Best Practices for Online Distance Learning Programming. 

He was felicitated on December 5, 2017, during Amity University’s Global Business Convention Series at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prof. Rosabeth M. Kanter, Chair and Director of Harvard University, Advanced Leadership Initiative was the keynote speaker at this event.

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